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Saturday, February 22, 2014
NAACP Invites Rand Paul to Speak on Economic Plan
The NAACP has offered Sen. Rand Paul the chance to speak to the organization about his plan for economic freedom zones to revive many of the nation's depressed urban areas.
"We’d love to have him," Lorraine Miller, the organization's interim president, told C-SPAN in an interview for its "Newsmakers" program that will air on Sunday. "We’d love to talk with him about it and work with him on it." Doug Stafford, a senior adviser to Paul, said the senator welcomed the opportunity.
"Sen. Paul is pleased to hear that the NAACP would like to work with him on reforms like economic freedom zones and he would be honored to address the organization," Stafford told Politico.